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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
+61 3 6268 1184
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (pronounced “Bon-a-rong” - Aboriginal meaning “Native Companion”) was established in 1981 as a sanctuary for injured and orphaned wildlife and is Tasmania's most popular wildlife park. At Bonorong you will see native animals which are extinct everywhere but Tasmania such as the famous Tassie Devil, Tasmanian Bettong, Eastern Quoll and Tasmanian Pademelon. You will also see favourites like wombats, koalas, kangaroos, possums, lizards, native birds and so many more. The animals of Bonorong are loved and cherished by all of the staff here at the Park and we are sure you will love them too!
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593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was great! We got there just in time to catch a free, guided tour of the animals. It was fascinating learning about the local fauna, the challenges that these animals have with the burgeoning population, and how the sanctuary works in combating that....More

Thank Tyskyr
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your lovely review Tyskyr! We are so glad you enjoyed learning about our amazing Tasmanian animals! They certainly do face some challenges, but with the support from people like yourself visiting us, we have the opportunity to help them as...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This sanctuary was the first one I had visited and felt so good, this is what I call a responsable way to do tourism and to support the local made and local wildlife. Their main focus is not entertain the people that visit Hobart area,...More

Thank ElArtista_Ram
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed our sanctuary, the animals are our first priority, and we work hard to help our unique wildlife here in Tasmania. Thank you for visiting us, without the support from people like...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love and respect what this place does for the animals, however it wasn’t an enjoyable experience with a 10month old. It’s not pram friendly. It only has limited animals and limited shade. The staff were really nice and knowledgeable.

Thank Jacob N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This wildlife sanctuary offers multiple animal encounters, feeding and getting close to echidnas, baby wombats, emus, several smaller birds, sugar gliders , tasmanian devils, roos. This place rescues animals that were injured on the road or elsewhere. Several volunteers raise baby wombats at home, who's...More

Thank Arhhin
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review Arhhin! We do some amazing work here at the sanctuary by our dedicated staff and volunteers :) Many of the animals at the sanctuary are here to be cared for until they can be released back into...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having heard about kangaroos forever, you can imagine what fun it was to finally see them up close and feed them and pet them (not to mention closely look at them). It was a real thrill for me. To see them go from one side...More

Thank Ciarrai3333
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words Ciarrai3333! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us so much :) We have some amazing animals in Tasmania and we are glad that you had the opportunity to learn more about them! The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went in the morning and the wombats and devils were just being fed, so everyone who was around got a bonus talk. When you enter, you're handed a little bag of feed for the kangaroos. I would recommend finishing with the kangaroos and then...More

Thank Amy L
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review Amy L! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our sanctuary:) We are lucky to have some wonderful guides who love what they do! Thank you for visiting us - we could not achieve much...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although small, you can get around in less than an hour, it is a chance to see Australian wildlife close up and feed and stroke Kangaroos.More

Thank Paul A
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review Paul A! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our sanctuary, the kangaroos are a great experience for our visitors :) Although we are small, we do some amazing work for our wild life in Tasmania...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the BEST animal wildlife sanctuary I had ever visited in my lifetime! Kangaroos hop all around and let you pet them. The animals are so loved and well treated by the staff that they all act like pets when you visit. I really,...More

Thank cmlarsen01
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words cmlarsen01! The animals are very happy here, they get quite spoiled! Many are here only until they can be released back into the wild where they are happiest! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the night tour. It was phenomenal! Tony was a great guide. If you love animals, go on this tour! You will learn so much about Australian wildlife. As I didn't have a car, I also paid for transportation to/from Bonorong. It was well...More

Thank arene_11
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback arene_11! The night tours are a fantastic way of seeing our sanctuary from a unique perspective! Our guides have an amazing amount of knowledge to impart and are very passionate about what they do :) Thank you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will get a chance to fed Kangaroos on your own. There are about 50 of them in an enclosure you can just walk in and they are very gentle but can be devilish and try to steal your bag of feed. You can also...More

Thank Terri_diver
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review Terri_diver! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our sanctuary. Your support means a lot as it allows us to continue our work in helping wild life in Tasmania. The kangaroos sure can be cheeky...More

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gsm0ntana
February 11, 2018|
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Response from Vandieman111 | Reviewed this property |
I drove with friends - it is a fair distance out of town and so you need private transport. I am not sure about bus transfers or tours - 2 hours is a good time to spend.
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Alexandra A
October 12, 2017|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hello Alexandra A, thanks for getting in touch! Due to strict wildlife regulations and as we are a Sanctuary, guests are not permitted to cuddle or hold our animals. If you join a wombat encounter or one of our... More
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B9559LFandrews
November 15, 2016|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for your question. Tasmania has strict regulations around the handling of wildlife, so we only offer pats of the koalas and wombats (this happens on our daily tours, or you can book in a private tour to... More
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